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FREE Printable Constellation Flashcards

Kids will have fun learning about the formations the stars make in the night sky with these super cute, Constellation Flashcards.  Use these constellations printables to make learning about constellations for kids FUN! Plus, don’t miss all the fun star activity ideas for using your cards with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Simply print pdf file with the free constellation printables and your children will have fun learning with the constellation cards.

Kids will have fun learning about the formations the stars make in the night sky with these super cute, Constellation Flashcards.  Use these constellations printables to make learning about constellations for kids FUN! Plus, don't miss all the fun star activity ideas for using your cards with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Simply print pdf file with the free constellation printables and your children will have fun learning with the constellation cards.

Constellations for Kids

A constellation is a group of visible stars that form a pattern when viewed from Earth. The pattern they form may take the shape of an animal, a mythological creature, a man, a woman, or an inanimate object such as a microscope, a compass, or a crown. The most common constellations that everyone can find include The Big Dipper (Ursa Major),  The Little Dipper (Ursa Minor),  Orion (The Hunter, Taurus  (The Bull), and Gemini (The Twins)

Learn about the night sky with this set of constellation flashcards which includes 40 different constellations for kids. These constellations printables set that allows you to start studying Constellations, learn vocabulary, terms, and more. These free flashcards can be used to teach many of the constellations seen from the Northern Hemisphere to Preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade students.

Constellation flashcards

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learn about Constellations for Kids with these free printable constellation flashcards

Constellation Cards

Whether you are a parent, teacher, run a summer camp, or are a homeschooler – you will love these free constellations flashcards. Their are so many fun ways to use these cards to help kids of all ages learn some common star constellations and begin to form an interest in astronomy and the solar system for kids.

free learn about Constellations for Kids with these free printable constellation flashcards for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade

Printable constellations

We printed our flashcards on colored cardstock to make them pop, but you can print these black and white flashcards (to save you on printer ink) on plain white paper if you prefer. Now cut each page into 4 constellation cards using scissors.

The constellations included in these printables are:

  • Ursa Major (includes Big Dipper); also known as big bear
  • Ursa Minor also known as little dipper or little bear
  • Lyra represented by a harp
  • Hercules of Green mythology
  • Canis Major the larger of Orion’s two hunting dogs. The constellation sits at the heel of it’s master Orion, and is next to the smaller constellation of Canis Minor
  • Canis Minor – also known as The Little Dog.
  • Draco represented by a dragon
  • Orion has a clear hour-glass shape with “Orion’s Belt” in the center that is made up of three bright in line.
  • Pegasus represented by winged mythological horse
  • Andromeda is named after the princess Andromeda in Greek mythology.
  • Cepheus is represents a king
  • Aquilla represents an Eagle associated with the god Zeus. The Eagle appears to be swopping down towards constellation Aquarius
  • Taurus represents a bull and commemorates the god Zeus changing himself into a beautiful white Bull to win the affections of the Phoenician princess Europa.
  • In Greek mythology, Gemini was associated with the myth of siblings Castor and Pollux
  • Virgo means “virgin” in Latin.
  • Libra is Latin for weighing scales, making it the only constellation of the Zodiac representing an inanimate object.
  • The Northern Cross is what’s known as an asterism. In other words, it’s not a constellation but simply a noticeable pattern of stars.
  • Perseus constellation lies in the northern sky, next to Andromeda. It was named after the  hero Perseus  in Greek mythology. Perseus is one of the larger northern constellations.
  • In mythology, Cancer is associated with the crab in the story of the Twelve Labours of Heracles
  • The constellation COMA BERENICES represents the beautiful hair of Queen Berenice of Egypt. She was so concerned for the safety of her husband Ptolemy III when he went off to war, that she vowed to cut off her glorious long hair as a sacrifice to Venus, should he be spared.

star constellations for kids printables and hands on activities to make learning fun

Constellations flashcards

There are two different cards in the file. We printed each set on a different colored cardstock.

  • include constellation name and star formations (our purple cards above)
  • coordinating cards that show what the star pattern was named after with a visual aid (including the constellation inside)

You can use these flashcards to play a matching memory game, as flashcards to memorize these constellations, or with some of the fun, hands on activities outlined below.

solar-system-unit-about-the-sun-for-kids clever paint stick solar system project  Is your child fascinated by outer space? They are going to love learning about the Solar System for kids with this fun hands-on science lesson. Today we are exploring the outer planets for kids which include the 4 outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. We've included solar system worksheets for kids plus lots of fun, engaging, hands-on planet activities for kid to learn about these fascinating planets! This jupiter for kids and saturn for kids and uranus for kids, and neptune for kids lesson is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.  Hands-on activity to learn about constellations using pipe cleaners, beads, and constellation flashcards for an engaging STEM activity! Use to teach preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and more about stars, solar system, astronomy or as a fun, educational science activity

Solar System Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun, hands on science activities to teach kids about astronomy or to round out your solar system for kids unit. You will love these hands on solar system activities and lessons:

  • The Sun Activities for Kindergarten – learn about the sun and how the planets orbit around it including a fun planets game for kids!
  • Moon Activities for Kids & Astronauts Too – make oreo moon phases, DIY telescope, learn about the astronauts who landed on the moon, and more!
  • Inner Planets for Kids (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) – Use our free planet worksheets and fun hands-on activities like Mercury craters, Venus’ melting rocks, layers of the earth, and Erupting Mars Volcano
  • Outer Planets for Kids (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) – combination of hands-on solar system projects and solar system printables; gaseous Jupiter, Saturn Rocket, plus cloudy Uranus and Neptune.
  • Pluto, Asteroid Belt, Comets, and Stars for Kids make a FUN constellation projector, cold Pluto ice cream project, and grape constellation project
  • Yarn Solar System Project – fun, unique, and easy solar system model that is cheap and so pretty!
  • Paint Stick Solar System Project – easy-to-make solar system model for kids that doubles as an activity for learning the names and order of the planets
  • Pipe Cleaner Constellations – fun hands on pipe cleaner constellations activity for kids
  • Simple Galaxy Science Experiments
  • Looking for more fun, engaging, creative, and memorable moon projects for kids? You will love this 50 Moon Activities for Kids & Crafts collection with the best ideas from the whole internet!
  • TONS of really cool Solar System Project Ideas for kids of all ages

Kids will have fun learning about our solar system with these free printable Solar System Worksheets for kids.  You’ll find solar system vocabulary, planets, sun, stars, moon phases, and so much more! These free worksheets are great for Kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students. Learn about the solar system for kids with these super cute, free printable solar system coloring pages. Simply print pdf file and print the solar system colouring pages to help teach toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students about the planets in our solar system! There are over 15 different pages in this solar system coloring page pack to learn about Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Asteroid Belt, Pluto, and the Milky Way Galaxy. Constellations Wheel These free, no-prep Constellation Worksheets are a great way for children to learn about 28 different constellations that can be found in the night sky in either the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere. Included in this pack of Constellation activity sheets are several fun ways for kids to explore the solar system for kids and the patterns stars make in the sky. Simply print pdf file with Constellation Printables and you are ready to play and learn about constellations for kids with a fun constellations activity with first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.

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Free constellation printables

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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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